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You’re Invited

After literally months of receiving invitation samples in the mail, ordering more samples, and being extremely conflicted about making a final decision we finally ordered invitations. I originally wanted to go with letterpress invitations but when it came down to price there was no way that I could justify the extra expense (we’re talking THREE times as much as all of the other invitations in the world).

After a lot of back and forth and some frustration (I may or may not have threatened to not order any invitations at all EVER) we managed to sit down and make a decision. We ended up picking one of the styles that was in the very last batch of samples that I ordered at the beginning of February. Remember when I promised not to order any more samples┬áback in OCTOBER? Apparently I have no sample ordering self control (and an extreme procrastination problem). We ordered and received our invitations from http://www.weddingpaperdivas.com earlier this month. We hit a small snag when the order arrived sans our chosen and paid for inner envelopes. A quick call to customer service, a transfer to a supervisor, and some extreme haggling later we had inner envelopes being overnighted and 10% off our invitation order. For envelopes a day late I’ll take it.

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We got to work labeling the response card envelopes, and putting stamps EVERYWHERE. Our invitations required a lot of assembly which included the use of scrapbooking glue, ribbon, stickers, and our custom made rubber return address stamp.

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It took two nights of solid invitation assembly but we got it all done.

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The invitation fun didn’t end there. I basically guessed how many invitations we would need to send out. Sure I had an excel spreadsheet that told me exactly how many invitations I would need but during some momentary lapse of practical decision making, I placed our invitation order without double checking.

We knew that a couple of our guests had moved since we sent our save the dates out. It took us (read: me the procrastinator) two weeks to sit down and finalize the address labels for the invitations. So while they were assembled mid-March, they sat naked on our table without address labels until the end of the month. After finalizing all of the addresses I printed them out onto labels, well not all of them. I ran out of the labels that I bought for the engagement party/save the dates with 10 address labels left unprinted. I had to make a next day trip to Office Depot to buy 300 more (yea that’s the smallest increment of clear laser printer labels that you can buy, who knew). Luckily, after all was said and done everyone on the list got an invitation with only TWO to spare.

Now that the invitations are out it’s super officially official, we’re getting married in just over two months!

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